“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in theaters this Friday and indeed stays true to the feel of the original trilogy. It felt like being back in the universe. There are no cringe-worthy “Jar Jar” moments either and looks to stay to the continuity that picks up where it leaves off from “Return of the Jedi.”
It also looked as if the three new actors of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac really gave it their all. If there is concern about having the “Star Wars” prequel feel, there isn’t, considering it’s a continuation from the original trilogy. Boyega and Isaac really seem to have good chemistry with their characters. An immediate bonding.
There was likely a reason some things that were kept under wraps and not revealed, deliberately, in order for fans to enjoy the movie. For those who were wondering why Mark Hamill didn’t appear in any “The Force Awakens” footage, let’s just say the beginning of the film allows for a connection to that reason.
It wasn’t hardly flashy at all as they really stayed more focused on the story and lend to an engaging frame of mind when moving forward towards the future three sagas. The focus on the acting conveys a sense of feeling coupled along with non-verbal communication between those with “the Force” that flows to the audience. Sometimes one would find themselves rather focused on where this is going to go and how things are going to wind up in the final two installments, but there is a sense of satiation even at the end of the film that has the same feel of each ending to the trilogies.
The villainy in the film portrayed by Adam Driver as Kylo Ren is excellent. It conveys a man who is deeply disturbed in his rationale. He had his own version of evil.
For those who are worried about the quality of the film, don’t be, it indeed is worth the ticket pre-purchase. If you want to feel tied to the nostalgia, one can expect this. If fans are concerned about “Star Wars” prequel moments, don’t be.
The film does open up a platform to other questions that keep fan interest going. Also, the John Williams musical score does make an impression to the point of making an imprint of sorts that would bring one back, again, to the original trilogy. So there does seem to be a consensus that there are a lot of things in “The Force Awakens” that sets its self apart from the prequels and focuses on the continuing saga that picks up after “Return of the Jedi.”
As far as humor or comedy, for those that recall the funny moments of the original films, there is just the same delivery in the new movie, but more so entailing the humor appropriate of the 30-years later time line.
To feel “the Force” through the actors, characters, and newly discovered friendships within the Resistance and newly found “puppet masters” behind the scenes the go deep within the First Order, go see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening in theaters come this Friday, Dec. 18.